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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washington

Let’s have a debate

“Our View” acknowledges that most incumbents avoid debates, but urges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to choose to be different and schedule at least one debate with Democratic opponent Travis Childers before November’s election. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

Reading assignment for members of Congress

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

Voters should have two fine candidates in November

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth writes to lend his support in today’s Republican primary runoff to Thad Cochran, whose election he thinks will best serve Oxford and Mississippi. (June 24, 2014, Page 4)

Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

A message for our congressmen

Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Oxonian: Navy Yard shooting ‘surreal’

Oxford native Elizabeth Harrington Reep is grateful she was running late to work Monday. Reep works at the Washington Navy Yard where a man opened fire, killing a dozen people and wounding several others. Reep spoke to the EAGLE from her home in Washington D.C. on Monday afternoon. (September 17, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Thank a veteran today

Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

Different tax structure answer to IRS woes?

With all of the uproar about the IRS and some of its targeting practices, Editor Don Whitten wonders if this isn’t as good a time as any to consider alternatives to the current tax code and structure. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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